Jan 18, 2017

UNIT 16: Essential English Words (Book 1)

20 cards
, 81 answers
  • Learn the following target words.

    academy n.
    An academy is a special type of school.
    There are many courses taught at the academy that I go to.

    ancient adj.
    If something is ancient, it is very old.
    I want to see the ancient buildings in Rome.

    board n.
    A board is a flat piece of wood.
    The sign was made of a few wooden boards.

    century n.
    A century is one hundred years.
    Our company is celebrating a century of business in London.

    clue n.
    A clue is a fact or object that helps solve a mystery or crime.
    The detective found some clues on the sidewalk.

    concert n.
    A concert is an event where you listen to people play music.
    I enjoyed the concert last night. The band was very good.

    county n.
    A county is the largest political division of a state in the US.
    He wanted to represent the citizens of his county.

    dictionary n.
    A dictionary is a book that tells you what words mean.
    I use the dictionary to learn new words.

    exist v.
    To exist is to be real.
    Do you really think that unicorns ever existed?

    flat adj.
    Flat describes something that is level and smooth with no curved parts
    My parents bought a new flat screen TV over the weekend.

    gentleman n.
    A gentleman is a nice man.
    My grandfather is a kind and helpful gentleman.

    hidden adj.
    Hidden means to be not easily noticed or too hard to find.
    The hidden camera recorded everything in the parking lot.

    maybe adv.
    Maybe is used to show that something is possible or may be true.
    If I focus hard enough, maybe I can come up with the right answer.

    officer n.
    An officer is a leader in the army.
    The soldiers followed the orders of the officer.

    original adj.
    If something is original, it is the first one of that thing.
    This is the original painting of the Mona Lisa.

    pound v.
    To pound something is to hit it many times with a lot of force.
    He pounded the nail with the hammer.

    process n.
    A process is the steps to take to do something.
    Making a cake is a long process.

    publish v.
    To publish a book is to get it printed and ready to sell.
    That company publishes daily newspapers.

    theater n.
    A theater is a building where you watch plays, shows, and movies.
    We went to the theater to see a play.

    wealth n.
    Wealth is a large amount of money.
    One of the most important things to some people is wealth.
    • Choose the right definition for the given word.
      • pound
        • metal used in money
        • the steps you take
        • to hit hard many times
        • the largest political division of a state

      • officer
        • where you listen to music
        • something you use to help get a job done
        • a leader in the army
        • a sports group

      • maybe
        • possible or likely to be true
        • where classes are held
        • where you see shows
        • where you hear music

      • wealth
        • leader
        • money
        • old
        • season

      • ancient
        • possible or likely to be true
        • very old
        • to get a book ready to sell
        • to be real

      • century
        • man
        • school
        • hundred
        • first

      • hidden
        • not able to be seen
        • level with no curves
        • one hundred years
        • a nice man

      • theater
        • where you see a movie
        • a lot of money
        • a hint about something
        • a piece of wood

      • clue
        • heavy
        • wood
        • hint
        • steps

      • exist
        • to print a book
        • to be real
        • the first one
        • something to help you

    • Choose two words that are related in each group.
        • dictionary
        • process
        • ancient
        • original

        • theater
        • clue
        • concert
        • county

        • process
        • flat
        • publish
        • maybe

        • board
        • pound
        • century
        • ancient

        • exist
        • concert
        • officer
        • gentleman

    • Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the word bank.


      flat       ○      academy       ○      theater       ○      process       ○      maybe
      • This morning, I walked down the hall to the field. It was time to get ready for the big soccer game! My school was playing against a private My team had won every game this year. In the of winning games, we had worked hard and had fun. If we won today, our coach said that he would take us all to the to see a new movie on their latest screen.

      • Read the story aloud. Pay attention to the bolded words.

        Adams County’s Gold

        Adams Academy was a good school. Boys lived there and took classes. Tom worked hard all week. On a spring Saturday, he wanted to do something fun! He asked his friend Jeff to go to the movie theater. “Sorry,” Jeff answered. “I’m going to a concert.”

        So Tom asked Joe to go to the movies. But Joe’s soccer team had a game. Next, Tom went down the hall to Brad’s room. Brad was reading a very large old book. “Hi, Brad,” Tom said. “Are you reading a dictionary? It looks ancient.”

        “No. This is called The Wealth of Adams County. It’s about hidden gold in Adams County. It’s more than a century old. It was published in 1870! Look, it even has the original cover on it.”

        Tom asked, “Where did you get it?”

        “It’s from my dad’s friend. He is a nice gentleman, an officer in the army,” answered Brad.

        “The gold doesn’t really exist, does it?” Tom asked.

        “I don’t know, but maybe! There are clues to it in this book. Let’s find it!” Looking for gold sounded like fun.

        The first clue was to find a flat tree underground. “It must be in the forest,” Tom said.

        Brad said, “The flat tree could be a board under the dirt. It could cover the gold.”

        Tom and Brad dug in the dirt all morning. The process of looking for gold made them hungry. They were ready to stop for lunch. But then Brad hit something hard. It was a board!

        Brad pounded on the board until it broke. There was a small hole under it. “Look!” He held up a gold coin.

        Tom saw a piece of paper in the hole. “Brad, there’s more. It’s a map to the rest of the gold!”

        Brad smiled. “Let’s go!” And they hurried to find the wealth of Adams County.
        • Reading comprehension. Asses your understanding of the story by answering the questions below.
          • Why does Brad think the gold really exists?
            • Because there are clues to it in a book
            • Because it was hidden in the spring
            • Because a gentleman told him it did
            • Because he was given an ancient dictionary

          • What is NOT true of The Wealth of Adams County?
            • It still has its original cover.
            • It was written by an army officer.
            • It tells about a board in the forest floor.
            • It was published more than a century ago.

          • Where do the boys look for the gold?
            • At Adams Academy
            • At the movie theater
            • In the forest
            • In a concert hall

          • Where will the boys probably go at the end of the story?
            • To pound on more boards
            • To continue the process of finding gold
            • To get tools to carry the gold
            • To watch Joe’s soccer team

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